Jordan Cashmyer, Star of MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant,’ Dies at 26

Jordan Cashmyer, a reality show star on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, died in Maryland. She was 26 years old.

On Sunday, family member Jessica Cashmyer revealed Cashmyer’s death in a Facebook post using the account of her late husband Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr. There was no mention of a cause of death.

MTV paid tribute in a Twitter post that read: “We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Jordan Cashmyer. Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Cashmyer was featured in Season 5, Episode 9 of 16 and Pregnant in 2014, when her challenges with homelessness, work, and teenage pregnancy — she finally gave birth to a daughter called Evie — were chronicled. Derek Taylor, Cashmyer’s boyfriend at the time, was also featured. Lyla, her second kid, was born last year.

The reality show lasted six seasons and generated a slew of offshoot shows, including Teen Mom and 16 and Recovering.


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